I. 2nd Sunday in Great Lent in Church
Bible Readings for 2nd Sunday in Great Lent (March 5)
Sermons for 2nd Sunday in Great Lent (March 5)
4. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Great Lent Week 2
Volume 6 No 331 February 12 2016
Volume 5 No 265: February 20 2015
Volume 4 No 201: March 7, 2014
Volume 3 No 125: Feb 14 2013
Volume 2 No 58: February 25 2012
Volume 2 No 57: February 23 2012
II. Lectionary Reflections
An Itch for Holiness
Jesus frees us from the leprosy of sin. He cleanses us and purifies us so
that we can enter his presence. As we seek his face, he continually
transforms us and prepares us to see him face to face. ...
The Work of God: Of course I Want to Cure You
At the time of Jesus' healing ministry, lepers were despised and rejected because
people feared to be contaminated by them, in fact, they were not allowed in
This poor man suffering with leprosy risked his life in order to be cured. He
knelt down before Jesus with utter humility, he knew that Jesus had the power to heal,
and yet he did not ask Him directly to heal him, he said to Jesus, "If you want to,
you can make me clean." ...
Scripture Speaks: Be Made Clean
What can we learn today from a leper who kneels before Jesus in the hope of
being healed? ...
III. Great Lent - Week 2 - Featured Articles
8. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
9. Meditations and Reflections For Week 2 of Great Lent
Week 2 of Great Lent
The Battle Theme of Lent
To take up our cross daily is to endure short-term pain for long-term
Stop and Think
Lent is a time of correcting our vision.
Our acts of repentance should not remain external actions that fall away
once Easter comes. They should, rather, produce an interior renewal of mind
that brings about a greater likeness to Christ at His Resurrection. ...
Time of Fasting
The hunger we experience when we fast is a symbol of the deeper spiritual
hunger we should feel for God and for heaven. This world often makes us all
too comfortable, and we easily forget that this is not our true home. We are
pilgrims traveling through a foreign land, far from our final resting place.
Fasting reminds us of the longing a traveler has to reach his destination
safely and finally to rejoice in being home for good. ...
The majority of Russians do not want to fast during Lent
It must be said that the Lenten fast has a particularly significant bond
with Orthodox identity, which attributes these ascetic practices (with many
periods of fasting during the year, not just during Lent), a much higher
value than Western tradition. ...
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